Popular Bollywood songs to celebrate the festival.
Makar Sankranti is celebrated on January 14 across India and while the festival involves many rituals, one of the most enjoyable ones is flying kites. Known as the harvest festival, it is also very famous in Sri Lanka Nepal and Nepal. Bollywood too is big on the ritual of kite-flying and there are many songs that depict the fun and passion around it.
Makar Sankranti is celebrated differently in different states – as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Maghi (Lohri is celebrated a day before) in Punjab, Bihu in Assam, and Uttarayan in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Interestingly, Makar Sankranti is one of the few Indian festivals that falls on the same day every year, according to the Gregorian calendar.
The celebration is incomplete without songs, especially in Northern India, where revellers arrange music systems on their terrace and play songs in high volume while flying kites. Bollywood has also featured some Sankranti special songs in a few films, the recent one being Udi Udi Jaye from SRK’s Raees.
Let’s take a look at Makar Sankranti special songs here:
Udi Udi Jaye from Raees
Sung by Sukhwinder Singh, Karsan Sagathia and Bhoomi Trivedi, Udi Udi Jaye gives a glimpse of the amazing chemistry between Shah Rukh and Mahira Khan in Raees. While the Pakistani actress looks gorgeous in traditional dress, SRK nails it with his killer looks.
Dheel De from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
The song Dheel De De from Salman Khan-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is still one of the favourite Sankranti special songs. The song has a huge amount of fun, family and romance, which are the perfect elements to enjoy a festival.
Ruth Aa Gayee Re from Earth
In the song Ruth Aa Gayee Re from Earth, Aamir Khan instructs Nandita Das how to fly kites flying and the subtle romance that brews between them wonderfully captures the essence of the Sankranti celebration.
Ambarsariya – Fukrey
Though not an out and out Kite Flying song, the song is a fun and peppy number and it captures the spirit of Indian festivals too. Also, the scene where Pulkit Samrat sends his message through a kite to Priya Anand is sweet and will take you to those happy, joyful days.
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